Venezuela - Change Your Name (Deed Poll)
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
In what cases can be ordered name change?
It may be ordered when the name is infamous, submit to the person to public ridicule, violates their moral integrity, honor and reputation or does not correspond with their gender. Out of these reasons may be made in the name change.
The person concerned must apply in writing the name change to the Office or Unit Registrar, who will process it according to the administrative procedures for correcting records. The application must include: Identification of the person and the record to be rectified by renaming the explanation of the reasons for requesting the name change, address where notification must be made of the decision and the signing of applicant.
The decision on the name change will be performed within 8 business days.
To request the initiation of this procedure is not required to be assisted by Advocate or Attorney.
The request for correction in administrative proceedings shall contain:
- Complete identification of or the applicant or, failing that, the person
- Identification of the record whose rectification is requested.
- Subjects on which the application is based.
- Identification and presentation of evidence, if such is the case.
- address where notifications will be made to the applicant.
- Signature of applicant or his legal representative.
- Failure of any of the above requirements will result in the inadmissibility of the application.
Office Locations & Contacts
Offices and Units of Vital Records, distributed in the country.
Any person may change name, for once, before the civil registrar when it is infamous, subject it to public ridicule, violates their moral integrity, honor and reputation, or does not correspond to their gender, thus affecting free development of his personality (Organic Law on Civil Registry).
Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.
Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid. e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever
Documents to Use
Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links
Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.
The decision on the name change will be performed within 8 business days.
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Any person may change its name, for once, to the registrar or civil register when this is disgraceful, subject it to public ridicule, violates their moral integrity, honor and reputation, or not appropriate to their gender, thus affecting the free development of his personality.
If they involve child, the change is effected by parent request, mother or representative; if over fourteen teenager may request personally changing names; once achieved most age may reapply the name change only once.
In cases of family placement of children and adolescents, not will allow changing names without prior judicial authorization.
The registrar and civil register shall process the change own name, by the process of rectifying the seat administrative.
- Your name as listed on birth certificate or immigration or citizenship documents.
- The full name you are applying to change to (if you are changing your name).
- Date and place of birth
- Marital status and details
- Places of residence for last three months
- Address for Correspondence
Need for the Document
The CNE published in Official Gazette no. 40.093 dated January 18, 2013, Regulation of the Law on Civil Registry where the procedure for changing names legally established in Venezuela.
The new Civil Registration Act provides that any person may change its name, for once, before the civil registrar, when it is "shameful, subjected to public ridicule him, violates his moral integrity, honor and reputation, or not correspond to their gender, thus affecting the free development of his personality.
Information which might help
Whoever wants to rectify some item of civil status records must submit application to the judge, expressing her specific change its name. Also be accompanied by a certified copy of the game, indicating the required correction and the legal basis for it. In considering the revenues from the judge declares the motion for rectification of the birth certificate of change of name and order settling in heading the correct name designated by the applicant. Immediately the court involved a change to the Civil Registry of the parish and the Chief Registrar to insert the heading Marginal Note rectified birth.
Is from the change of name in cases of inquisition parenthood, adoption and denial of paternity. The surnames are determined by filiation, they must keep the children the surname of the father and mother, in that order. The name of a person indicates the family to which it belongs, is transmitted from father to son and is subject to the parentage or family relationship existed between parents and children. The first name of the father and mother are both names of the children.
The conceived and born out of wedlock children whose parentage is established with regard to both parents, take the surnames of these in the same order as those conceived or born during the marriage. Finally, it is important to note that those applications are inadmissible change of name where the amendment is to alter any letter or letters, and even the word that forms the surname in question. An example clarifies the concept. The interest of the name change requests the judge who is credited with the surname "MOSO" because it claims is the one that has used throughout his life. The trial analyzes and denies the change because it found that the paternal surname of the citizen is "WAITER" as is evident in each of the birth and death records displayed as evidence in court.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
You may want to change your name because:
- You have just gotten married
- You have divorced
- You just want a change
- In case of adoption
The name change is now an administrative process in which the person should go to the civil registration unit in which occurred the presentation of his birth where the case was forwarded to the city clerk, who in consideration of the criteria for the process and the reasons given by the person concerned assess whether or not appropriate, exposes a press release from the National Electoral Council (CNE), the body which since 2010 is responsible for organizing and operating the Registry of Venezuelans.
Article 146 of the Law on Civil Registry provides that any person "may change its name, for once, when it is infamous, subject it to public ridicule, violates their moral integrity, honor and reputation, or not appropriate to their gender, thus affecting the free development of his personality. "
The Vice President of CNE, Sandra Oblitas, said the decision to rename must be properly substantiated because after completion, the person must go to each of the instances which have issued documents establishing their identity for the corresponding change . Since educational titles, to licenses, contracts or property deeds have to be modified, so it is not a decision that should be well evaluated.
The President also said that the name change is different from the corrections of the proceedings for cases in which there are typos in names or cities, which may also be resolved administratively.
The Organic Law on Civil Registration was adopted in 2010, the year in which the electoral authority complied with the constitutional mandate that states that this institution should lead the Civil Registry to automatically incorporate the older the voter roll, as well as exclude the deceased.
The CNE is working on automating the registry to make them more flexible and inclusive processes. On January 29 he began to digitize birth certificates, marriage and death dating from 1990 to the present. This is done in order to protect the vital documents of citizens and expedite service identification.